While the transaction to bring Brighton’s Connor Goldson is at an advanced stage, it isn’t quite complete yet, and the £3.5M rated defender, who Rangers have finally successfully bid for, is set to become Ibrox’s top-paid player with a very impressive £20,000 a week salary.
It has been a long time since a player was paid that kind of money – albeit depending on who you believe and read Carlos Pena was on £23k-£35K a week. Hence you really shouldn’t believe too many.
Goldson appears to be a pricy, but wise addition going by the reports and testimony of his quality.
But this stuff doesn’t come cheap, and the going rate for a defender of this kind of quality is indeed multimillions and a hefty wage packet.
Rangers are trying to build a squad worthy of both the name of Rangers, and of challenging Celtic – Stevie Ger and Mark Allen are hard at work trying to secure high timbre names to bring in, and while not too many fans will know of Goldson, one look at Brighton supporters’ reactions to the sale tells you all you need to know.
But that calibre of defender costs money. Hopefully Goldson will settle in quickly and vindicate Allen and Gerrard’s faith in him.